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Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 14, 2009
Posted by Shiva on March 14, 2009
March 14, 2004: Glasgow, Scotland. Kriss Donald was abducted from Kenmure Street, beside the Pollokshields Bowling Club at the foot of McCulloch Street where he lived with his mother, younger brother, and three sisters. The criminal gang who kidnapped him took him on a 200-mile journey to Dundee and back while they made phone calls looking for a house to take him to. Having no success at this, they returned to Glasgow and took him to the Clyde Walkway, near Celtic Football Club‘s training ground.
There, they held his arms and stabbed him 13 times. He sustained internal injuries to three arteries, one of his lungs, his liver and a kidney. He was castrated, had his tongue cut out and eyes ripped out then doused in petrol, set on fire and left to die.
His naked and burned body was found the following morning by a man who thought it was an animal carcass dumped in the park.
The five men convicted of the abduction and murder, all of whom were British Asian origin, were convicted of racially aggravated offences. After the murder, some of Donald’s attackers fled the United Kingdom and sought refuge in Pakistan. Three suspects were arrested in Pakistan in July 2005 and extradited to the UK in October 2005, following the intervention of Mohammed Sarwar, the MP for Glasgow Central.
The Pakistani police had to engage in a ‘long struggle’ to capture two of the escapees. There is no extradition treaty between Pakistan and Britain, so it was unusual for the extradition to be agreed; it was reportedly the result of Sarwar’s intervention. There were numerous diplomatic complications around the case, including apparent divergences between government activities and those of ambassadorial officials; government figures were at times alleged to be reluctant to pursue the case for diplomatic reasons.
One of the men who killed Kriss Donald was out of prison on early release when he murdered the Glasgow teenager. Imran Shahid was sentenced to 30 months in February 2003 for assault to danger of life and dangerous driving. Shahid, 29, who had also been in prison for assault in 1995, was released after 15 months.
Kriss Donald killer Imran Shahid plays race card in appeal bid
Nov 15 2008 By Mark McGivern
NOTORIOUS race hate killer Imran “Baldy” Shahid tried to overturn his murder conviction by claiming he was discriminated against.
The monster, who led the gang who tortured teenager Kriss Donald to death in 2004, insisted he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice because no Asians were on the jury that convicted him.
Shahid was ordered to serve at least 25 years in jail after he was found guilty of murdering Kriss. Bodybuilder Shahid, 31, has launched an appeal against his conviction and also the length of the minimum prison term imposed.
At the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday, lawyers argued that the killer had not been judged by a jury of his peers. But Lord Nimmo Smith, who heard the application along with Lord Wheatley and Lord Abernethy, ruled: “His peers are fellow citizens of the United Kingdom.”
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